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2014-09-16 12:23:20

Voith will rehabilitate the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse located on the Columbia River over the next decade YORK, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro has been awarded the contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the turbines in the 10-unit powerhouse at Grant County (Washington) Public Utility District's (PUD) Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River. Installation of the upgraded vertical Kaplan turbines, with a majority of the rehab work being performed at Voith's York,...

2014-08-13 16:22:25

Voith Hydro is supplying complete hydroelectric generating equipment for the project located near Pella, IA PELLA, Iowa, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground was officially broken on the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project (RRHP) today, which will retrofit the Lake Red Rock Dam near Pella, IA to provide up to 55MW of power during peak seasons. RRHP is being built by Missouri River Energy Services, and Voith will supply the turbines, generators, and associated controls that will help...

2014-08-11 12:20:47

YORK, Pa., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Flyer Industries is equipping its 34 York, Ontario-bound buses with Voith Turbo's DIWA.5 automatic transmissions. These clean diesel buses are expected to be delivered this fall. The DIWA.5 transmission reduces wear and tear through its streamlined gear shifts, which increase driving comfort for passengers riding on buses utilizing the transmission. It also features gear technology designed to ensure fuel-friendly engine speeds in all...

2014-08-06 12:21:25

Acquisition of Helix Systems complements Service Portfolio for America HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its Voith 150+ strategy, Voith is acquiring Helix Systems Inc., a USA-based industrial services company located in Bessemer, Alabama. The company offers integrated service solutions for automation, system control and plant engineering as well as construction services in particular for the automotive industry. Helix Systems Inc. generated a turnover...

2014-07-22 12:23:48

StreamDiver, other innovations on display at world's largest hydropower conference taking place this week in Nashville, TN NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro will exhibit a variety of environmentally-friendly hydropower technologies, including the innovative small hydro StreamDiver and aerating runners, this week at HydroVision International in Nashville, Tennessee. Based in York, Pennsylvania, Voith Hydro is a leading and full-line manufacturer of hydropower...

2014-07-21 12:21:27

YORK, Pa., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Turbo Inc. will deliver 60 DIWA.5 automatic transmissions to Gillig, LLC this summer, which will be used in clean diesel buses bound for the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) transit system in Pittsburgh, PA. Voith's DIWA.5 transmission allows for very smooth gear shifts, which reduce wear and tear and increase driving comfort in city transit buses. Additionally, its overdrive 4(th) gear optimizes fuel-friendly engine speeds in...

2014-06-26 16:22:14

YORK, Pa., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Turbo North America has been recognized by its parent company, Voith GmbH, for reaching 1,000 days without a lost time accident, based on the company's key performance indicators. The recognition is for Voith Turbo facilities and workers across U.S., Canada, and Mexico. The company officially reached the mark on June 26th, 2014; it has also reached over one million hours worked since a lost time accident. "Safety is a top priority across...

2014-06-16 12:23:58

Voith Hydro barges large stators and distributors from plant in Hannibal, Ohio to Smithland, Kentucky YORK, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro has continued its manufacturing role in American Municipal Power's Ohio River projects through its recent shipment of three stators and three distributors from its Hannibal, Ohio plant to the Smithland Hydroelectric Project in Kentucky. Voith has previously shipped stators and distributors - which are major components of the...

2014-06-05 12:22:26

HEIDENHEIM, Germany, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In preparation of the Soccer World Cup 2014, Brazil has substantially expanded its public transport systems. With over 4,000 DIWA automatic transmissions in the main host cities, Voith was able to establish itself as a reliable partner of the different operators. When the Soccer World Cup 2014 kicks off on 12 June, thousands of visitors from home and abroad will flock into the stadiums. With its DIWA.5 automatic transmission in...

2014-05-14 12:24:53

Voith was the main hydroelectric equipment supplier for Kaukauna Utilities' retrofit of two existing hydroelectric facilities into one new plant KAUKAUNA, Wis., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith participated in Kaukauna Utilities Badger Hydro Plant's formal dedication yesterday in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The Badger Hydro Plant combines hydraulic capacity of the 105-year-old "old" Badger plant and the 85-year-old "new" Badger plant into a new single 2-unit plant resulting in more...


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